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Archive for December, 2009

Pair arrested in connection with Kerr Ave. armed robbery

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

By David ReynoldsDave.Reynolds@StarNewsOnline.com

A customer who was heading into the North Kerr Mini Mart on Wednesday afternoon helped lead law enforcement to a trio of armed robbery suspects, officials said.

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CDC recalls doses of H1N1 nasal spray, some distributed in Brunswick County

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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The Center for Disease Control is recalling more doses of the H1N1 nasal spray, including hundreds of doses distributed by the Brunswick County Health Department.

The vaccine was recalled for potency reasons and will not cause harm to anyone who received the spray.

Brunswick County gave out 500 doses of the recalled mist. The health department does not have any of the recalled vaccine left.

Nursing supervisor Jeanna Condron said, “(There is) no problem for those that received it. They don’t have to be revaccinated or anything like that. But do remember that most people that got it were children and they are going to have to have 2 doses if they’re under the age of 10 anyways.”

So far, the Brunswick County Health Department has given out more than 5,000 shots and almost 2,500 mists.

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The Center for Disease Control is recalling more doses of the H1N1 nasal spray, including hundreds of doses distributed by the Brunswick County Health Department.

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Let your kids skate while you shop

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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Waiting for a lake to freeze in Wilmington is pretty much pointless. Lucky for us, we have the Wilmington Ice House.

Kids of all ages are spending part of their holiday break gliding across the ice rink in Ogden with their friends. The Ice House is open for public skate and private lessons, where kids learn how do tricks like the pros.

Skater Lucy Watson Cook said, “I have a lot of fun learning the new tricks and just learning how to do different stuff.”

“I just like to get out there and skate with my pals,” said Alexis Mearns.

Eva Barri added, “It just helps me motivate myself and gets me in that great spiritual feeling, it’s really fun.”

Thursday is the Drop ‘n Shop at the Ice House, where parents can drop their kids off and do some last minute holiday shopping.

It costs $15 and lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Waiting for a lake to freeze in Wilmington is pretty much pointless. Lucky for us, we have the Wilmington Ice House.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department sued by former inmate

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department is getting sued after a former inmate says he was stripped, pepper-sprayed, and beaten by jailers. The inmate, Damien Guarniere, has video of the event and he’s posted it on youTube.

Guarniere says he was pulled over for running a stop sign in Ocean Isle Beach. The lawsuit says police tested his blood alcohol level and arrested Guarniere despite blowing a .06 within the legal limit.

Guarniere says he never should have been put in jail in the first place, let alone treated like this.

Damien Guarniere said the incident took place in September of 2007 and as a result, Guarniere was jailed for almost three months. He was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer. In May of this year a jury found him not guilty.

Guarniere says he sued for the entire surveillance tape but only received a portion of the video. Earlier this month he filed a lawsuit against Brunswick County, three sheriff’s deputies, former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett, an Ocean Isle Beach police officer and the Town of Ocean Isle Beach.

He is accusing them of wrongful detention, battery, negligence, and is seeking financial compensation for his trouble.

We tried to contact the Brunswick County Attorney, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, and the Town of Ocean Isle Beach but our phone calls were not returned.

Guarniere’s lawyer Mark Lewis told us the lawsuit contains all of the allegations and declined further comment.

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department is getting sued after a former inmate says he was stripped, pepper-sprayed, and beaten by jailers. The inmate, Damien Guarniere, has video of the event and he’s posted it on youTube.

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Health Notes – ‘Non-event’ donations sought to support teen health

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

WILMINGTON | Wilmington Health Access for Teens is collecting donations to support local teens’ health.

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